“I am old. That is the first thing to tell you. The thing you are least likely to believe. If you saw me you would probably think I was about forty, but you would be very wrong.”
The Sunday Times top ten bestseller from the author of Reasons to Stay Alive and The Humans
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
A RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK
WINNER OF THE 2017 BOOKS ARE MY BAG READERS AWARD FOR POPULAR FICTION
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR
HOW MANY LIFETIMES DOES IT TAKE TO LEARN HOW TO LIVE?
Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old history teacher, but he’s been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen it all. As long as he keeps changing his identity he can keep one step ahead of his past - and stay alive. The only thing he must not do is fall in love …
“A rollicking time-hopping fantasy … How to Stop Time will provoke wonder and delight”
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“Outlandish … heartwarming, perceptive prose”
“An imaginative, ambitious novel by an author with an infectious passion for history and the human condition”
“Haig writes exquisitely from the perspective of the heart-sore outsider, but at their most moving his novels reveal the unbearable beauty of ordinary life”
Matt Haig is the number one bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive and six highly acclaimed novels for adults, including How to Stop Time, The Humans and The Radleys. As a writer for children and young adults he has won the Blue Peter Book Award, the Smarties Book Prize and been nominated three times for the Carnegie Medal. His work has been published in over forty languages.
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